Innovative in its style and explosively emotional, this second "reform opera" by Christoph Willibald Gluck is adapted from the Euripides play "Alcestis" and concerns the pledge made by a king at the death of his wife, Alceste (Catherine Naglestad). Unable to maintain his promise of a life of solemnity, the king's indiscretion sends Hercules (Michael Ebbecke) to a fateful struggle with Death. Donald Kaasch, Catriona Smith also star. 165 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: French PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. In French with English subtitles.